Tuesday's New England Patriots Links 8/19

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August 19, 2014 at 09:01am ET

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took part in contact drills for the first time this preseason on Monday. (USA TODAY Images)


A quick rundown of links on this Tuesday Morning:




MEDIA OBSERVATIONS FROM MONDAY:

BOSTON GLOBE:
Patriots Practice Report: Missing Patriots appear for final training camp session - Shalise Manza Young


ESPN BOSTON:
Observations from Patriots camp: Day 22 - Mike Reiss and Lee Schefter

NESN:
Patriots Training Camp Observations: Rob Gronkowski Advances To Contact - Doug Kyed


PROVIDENCE JOURNAL:
Training camp observations: Rob Gronkowski progresses as the Patriots get healthier - Mark Daniels





ADDITIONAL LINKS:

BOSTON.COM:

Patriots Training Camp Notes: Rob Gronkowski Makes First Appearance in Team Drills - Erik Frenz - Frenz looks at the return of Gronkowski and writes the chemistry between he and quarterback Tom Brady has picked up right where it left off.

What Happened in 1-on-1 Pass-Rush Drills Throughout Patriots Training Camp - Erik Frenz: Frenz has a good entry looking at how the players fared in drills on Monday.

BOSTON GLOBE:

Rob Gronkowski ramps up the intensity - Shalise Manza Young: Manza Young has an article on Gronkowski, who took part in 11-on-11 work on Monday and was in on contact drills for the first time this preseason.

Dominique Easley leads list of Patriots back in action - Michael Vega: Vega files his notebook this morning, which leads off with Easley's return to practice Monday.

BOSTON HERALD:

Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski fully engaged - Jeff Howe: Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the fact Gronkowski took part in contact drills for the first time this preseason.

Patriots Beat: Stevan Ridley’s fate in his hands - Karen Guregian: Guregian focuses on Ridley, who wasn't happy after losing the football Friday night.

Back in action, Dominique Easley like kid in candy store - Adam Kurkjian: Kurkjian has an article on the return of Easley, who felt like a "lost kid" while he was out.

ESPN BOSTON:

Cleaning out the Patriots notebook - Mike Reiss: Reiss has additional notes from Monday, with Dominique Easley having some good moments in practice.

Stevan Ridley: 'Sick feeling' with fumble - Mike Reiss: Reiss has comments from Ridley, who wasn't pleased after fumbling the football Friday night despite the fact it was negated by a penalty.

Rob Gronkowski takes 'step forward' - Mike Reiss: Reiss has notes on the return of tight end Rob Gronkowski, after he took part in drills during Monday's session.

Jerod Mayo, Bryan Stork return for Patriots - Mike Reiss and Lee Schefter: Both Stork and Mayo were among players back on the field on Monday, including tight end Michael Hoomanawanui.

WEEI:

Michael Hoomanawanui returns to practice 'hungry' to get back to full strength - Ryan Hannable: Hannable has an article on the return of Hoomanwanui,

What we learned: 10 takeaways from Patriots at end of camp - Christopher Price: Price has a good read on his thoughts as camp comes to a close, including the fact he feels Julian Edelman should have another strong season if he remains healthy.

PATRIOTS.COM:

Bill Belichick Transcript 8/18: We coach the players to play within the rules - Here's the full transcript from yesterday's press conference.

NEPATRIOTSDRAFT:

Checking in on the Rookies: Eagles vs. Patriots - Jimmy Flaherty: Flaherty takes a quick run through how the rookies performed Friday night, with an evaluation on each in this entry.

How Patriots Wide Receiver Brian Tyms Has Become a Steady WR for New England - James Christensen: Christensen has a good read on Tyms, who has had a strong preseason thus far.

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